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BACKGROUND It is currently believed that face processing predominantly activates the right hemisphere in humans, but available literature is very inconsistent. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this study, ERPs were recorded in 50 right-handed women and men in response to 390 faces (of different age and sex), and 130 technological objects. Results showed(More)
It is known that infant faces stimulate visual and anterior brain regions belonging to the mesocortical limbic system (orbito-frontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, and nucleus accumbens) as well as the fusiform gyrus during face coding, suggesting a preferential response to baby schema. In the present investigation, faces of infants, children, and(More)
Some behavioral and neuroimaging studies suggest that adults prefer to view attractive faces of the opposite sex more than attractive faces of the same sex. However, unlike the other-race face effect (Caldara et al., 2004), little is known regarding the existence of an opposite-/same-sex bias in face processing. In this study, the faces of 130 attractive(More)
Two hundred workers of the Swiss watch industry were examined in a study of repetitive work effects on the well-being of workers. Repetitive work has shown to have two main influences on well-being: Relationships were found between subjective assessment of variety and autonomy, job satisfaction, psychosomatic complaints and headache. Repetitive work was(More)
The effects of a uniform repetitive and of an activating task on critical flicker fusion (cff) and subjective feelings were measured on 15 subjects under laboratory conditions. With the uniform repetitive task the cff decreased significantly and the subjective feelings showed marked changes. With the activating task we could determine changes neither for(More)
Work and recovery pulse were measured with 22 female workers doing heavy work. The proposed limit of capacity under continuous operating conditions of 25 work pulses was surpassed by 10 of the 22 workers. Recovery pulse made it possible to detect illness in two cases and correlates significantly with the total duration of relaxing operation. Similar results(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS C-peptide allows estimation of insulin secretion even in the presence of insulin treatment. C-peptide may be suitable for the differential diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and, within type 2 diabetes, of insulin-requiring vs. non-insulin-requiring patients. Relating C-peptide concentrations to ambient glucose levels might improve its(More)
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